July 3, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Bio Barduca Organic Salad

sullivans and barducas and valentina

  Every now and then life has a way of putting people in your path who create a profound impact upon you. It might be through how they are, it might be through what they do or it might be through what they believe in. The Barduca family hit us with all three. The Barducas […]

The Great Italian Outdoors

sullivan family villa zadra

  Coming back to a place we are already familiar with has its advantages. We know the area, the local shops, the closest hospital thanks to needing to have my wedding ring cut off after an insect bite caused major swelling during last year’s trip, and the local dentist thanks to experiencing my first ever […]

5 Things I Decided to Do (or Stop Doing) Before I Hit Forty

Tally stroke marks counting to five

  Turning forty is one of those major milestones in life. It is the time when life supposedly begins and is a significant moment when you realise that who you are now is a mile away from who you once were, not least in the physical sense. I look back at my teen self who […]

We’ve made the local newspaper… in Italy!

sullivan family in italian newspaper june 2015

  The story of our visit to the Barduca organic farm has made the local newspaper in Italy. How unexpected (and pretty wonderful too!). Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it […]

The truth about large family travel packing


  Contrary to popular belief, packing for our family does not start many weeks before we set off on our travels. In fact, it is very last-minute  indeed. With less than 48 hours before we head off for our first stop in Germany this morning will see the the packing process begin. Most of it will […]

What Makes You Smile?


  It’s true, smiling is infectious. Smiling at those you pass should bring you a smile in return – well, perhaps a few questioning looks too! June 15th brings us Smile Power Day and to celebrate Best Offers Bingo have revealed the results of their survey which asked 1000 participants what made them smile. Children came in […]